February 22
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YEREVAN. – Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia (RA), Nikol Pashinyan, on Saturday will pay a working visit to the Russian Federation (RF); in Moscow, he is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Zhoghovurd (People) newspaper.

“The RA Prime Minister’s visit to the RF follows the Vladimir Putin-[Azerbaijani president] Ilham Aliyev meeting a week before. As is known, during the meeting in Moscow on September 1, Putin and Aliyev exchanged views also in connection with the NK [Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh)] conflict. It is assumed [that] this topic will be touched upon at the Putin-Pashinyan meeting too.

“It is assumed [that] one of the key issues on the agenda of the Putin-Pashinyan meeting will be the domestic political developments in Armenia. (…). It is apparent that the Russian side is not so happy with the current situation in the RA, and, in this respect, the meeting of Pashinyan and Putin will not be easy,” Zhoghovurd wrote.

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